Repaving project to have new impacts on Highway 101 between Ventura and Santa Barbara
Some closed southbound lanes will reopen this weekend, but now some northbound lanes will be shut down for months for repaving.
If you drive regularly between Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, get ready for more big changes. Part of a major project which impacted traffic is wrapping up, but another phase is just beginning.
For the last few months, two lanes of southbound Highway 101 in the Mussel Shoals area have been closed for repaving. It impacted a four mile stretch of the highway. To accommodate traffic, one of the northbound lanes has been temporary turned into a southbound lane.
It all changes this weekend. The two newly paved southbound lanes will be reopened. But, now two northbound lanes will be closed. Traffic will be shifted onto bypass lanes to accommodate northbound repaving.
The goal is to have work on the nearly $50 million repaving project done sometime this coming winter.